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Post nasal drip, taste behind throat while eating, yellow discharge. Taking claritin. Treatment?

I have post nasel drip and recently I noticed I can taste it in the back of my throat when eating its gross I also noticed when clearing my throat or blowing nose yellow smelly flakes come out .. I picked up a netti pot yesterday and started useing it and started Claritin if has Horton better in the last day should this be what I should do? Is this normal ?
Asked On : Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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Hi, welcome to healthcare magic

Rhinitis is associated with symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose,postnasal drip,sneezing. It is usually due to allergies though there are non allergy causes.
Treatment involves:(1) enviromental control measures and avoiding the allergen (2) medication (3) some persons with severe allergies undergo desensitisation
In terms of medication antihistamines such as claritine are used, decongestants and nasal sprays (there are intranasal antihistamines and intranasal steroids).
Most of these are available over the counter, you can go to your local pharmacy and obtain them.

I hope this helps
Answered: Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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